Launch Your Life Program

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Join fellow new students for a weekend of inspiration and exploration.  Meet new people, learn new skills, and find a home at Lakehead before the first term starts.

Tentative Dates

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay CampusAugust 27-29, 2021
Lakehead University, Orillia CampusAugust 13-15, 2021



  1. Pre-registrations are currently FULL.  All future registrations will be waitlisted, and pre-registrants on the waitlist will be notified of their inclusion on the waitlist. As spaces become available, those on the waitlist will be contacted in the order of form submission dates.

  2. If you live locally (Thunder Bay, Orillia, and surrounding areas) and participate in our Launch Your Life program, you are not required to stay in the accommodations that are being arranged. 

Click here join our Waitlist!


Program Related Fees

All program participants will receive a bursary that covers the full tuition of the program, valued at $1000.

Please be advised that there will be fees associated with accommodations and meals. We are currently working with our campus partners to arrange affordable accommodation and meal options for program participants. Confirmation of these details will be shared in the next few weeks.


What Will I Get From This Weekend?

1. Learn new skills and perspectives to thrive in a constantly changing world

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2. Build capacities to meet challenges of university and beyond

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3. Explore possibilities of forging your own path and making a difference in the world

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4. Become a part of a community to journey together through university and beyond

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Students that successfully complete the program will receive a Leadership Development Certificate from Brave49. 


If you have any questions about the Launch Your Life Program, please contact the friendly staff at the Student Success Centre and they would be happy to help you!

Thunder Bay & Orillia Campuses:

Krista McAllister
Administrative Assistant